MKVToolnix 6.8.0 Released With h.265/HEVC Support

March 4, 2014 — Leave a comment

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The mkvmerge gui tool MKVToolnix has reached release 6.8.0 recently with tons of bug fixes for the Windows builds and support for h.265/HEVC video.

So far the h.265/HEVC support is only for reading it from elementary streams or from other Matroska files. See the changelog.


Install MKVToolnix:

The official website provides the most recent builds for Ubuntu 13.04 Raring, Ubuntu 12.04 Precise and Ubuntu 13.10 Saucy. To download the .deb, go to -> select your release code name -> binary -> os type -> download the package.

For command line, run the commands below in a terminal (Ctrl+Alt+T) window one by one:

sudo add-apt-repository "deb ./"

wget -O - | sudo apt-key add -

sudo apt-get update

sudo apt-get install mkvtoolnix mkvtoolnix-gui

NOTE: in the code change the Ubuntu code name saucy to yours.

These commands will add the mkvtoolnix repository, download & import the key, update system package lists and install mkvtoolnix and the gui.

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